Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Dec 5, 2022

Location: Wheeling, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors.


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world. The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports.


DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 13 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7 billion. The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.”

Position Summary:

The Maintenance Manager selects, develops and leads the team and activities for planning and scheduling maintenance activities required to set up and sustain effective operation of the plant with a preventive and predictive maintenance focus. Leadership of the team includes recruitment, onboarding, development (including coaching and training), and effectively managing performance with established objectives and responsibilities. They will evaluate machines and their processes for maximum manufacturing effectiveness by applying knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fabrication, assembly, and tooling; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.


The Maintenance Manager reports to the Plant Manager.  This position is located in Wheeling, Illinois. They will lead a high performance maintenance team engaged in set up, preventive and predictive maintenance, inspection, lubrication, and other plant and facility maintenance needs and general maintenance of the building and grounds. They will bring strong leadership and management capabilities to focus on manufacturing excellence, overseeing the implementation of improvements in quality, safety, lean manufacturing, and production aligned with the Company’s business operating system that will provide high levels of service to customers and achieve the Company’s strategy and operational goals.



Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • As a member of the leadership team, fosters a culture of transparency, disciplined problem solving, high performance work teams, and continuous improvement.  Strives to ensure the appropriate team, tools, and processes are in place to support these desired cultural traits.
  • Leads and promotes safety awareness with other key members of the plant team.  Promotes accident prevention and employee involvement in regard to a safe work environment.  Ensures employees have an understanding of the safety expectations of the organization.
  • Leads and fosters the continuous improvement roadmap for the manufacturing team.  Leverages continuous improvement tools to drive continued operational improvements and ensures engagement of the entire manufacturing team through strong communication and clear direction.
  • Performs all work in a manner that ensures safety of self and others.
  • Participate as a core team member in the planning and set up of the new facility responsible for establishing best-in-class maintenance practices, procedures and team.
  • Develop, assign, and maintain preventative and predictive maintenance per facility requirements.
  • Perform non-scheduled or emergency maintenance when required to support operations.
  • Maintain maintenance data and records in maintenance system so that data analytics on problems and solutions are possible.
  • Analyze and solve electrical and mechanical problems which cause downtime or otherwise limit productive capacity of equipment.
  • Make recommendations to modify or replace equipment when necessary to support demand, improve productivity or reduce cost of ownership.
  • Complete general maintenance of physical plant and grounds.
  • Maintain parts inventory of items required for general maintenance.
  • Support Safety Committee and perform all work in a manner that ensures the safety of self and others, paying particular attention to lock out/tag out requirements.
  • Coaches, provides feedback to and develops maintenance team members.   Motivates and manages the maintenance team to achieve annual goals/objectives set at the individual and organizational level.
  • Available to be on call for emergency situations.
  • Comply with Environmental Management System.
  • Leverages continuous improvement tools for continuous improvement.




Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in DESTACO with appropriate expectations for the job level:

  • Attracts, Develops and Retains TalentCreates a learning environment that recognizes and maximizes the potential of all employees. Develops high potential individuals for future strategic needs.
  • Results DrivenProduces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.
  • Change LeadershipAligns an organization and its people to drive for improvement and adopt new, challenging directions. Energizes a whole organization to want to change in the same direction. Influences others in a mature and empowering manner.






Job Requirements:





  • 10+ years of experience in a maintenance leadership role in a manufacturing facility with machining (low volume, high mix production preferred).
  • Experience with CNC machining required.
  • Familiarity with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Experience working in an organization with strong lean/continuous improvement and safety orientation.
  • Work in and with a high performing team, a plus.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexible, with strong teamwork orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across levels and departments
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including experience coaching and training others
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills; analytical and creative
  • Strong orientation toward quality, safety and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Commitment to lean principles
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively implement change
  • Ability to work in teams, provide project status, and maintain a high level of communication
  • Ability to multi-task and manage stressful situations
  • Strong customer mindset
  • Ability to cost justify improvements
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds




Education and Certification Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering preferred




Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time initially but then occasionally post-start up. Travel mainly to the Midwest, US.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Illinois : Wheeling

Sub Division : Industrial Motion Controls, LLC

Job Requisition ID : 45801

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